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- 1 packet of Cap Swallow agar-agar powder (each packet is 10g)
- 1 tblsp sugar
1. Pour 900ml of the soya drink into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. In the meantime, pour the remaining 100ml liquid into a small bowl, add the agar-agar powder, stir to dissolve evenly.
3. Once the liquid in the saucepan is boiling, pour the agar-agar mixture into the pan and add the sugar. Stir gently and continuously for about 30sec, making sure that there are no lumps.
4. Turn off the fire and pour the mixture into jelly moulds. Place the hot moulds under a strong fan for 10 minutes to cool before putting them into the fridge to set and chill for at least 2-3 hours.
You can substitute the soya drink with other preferred liquid such as fruit cordial, although i wouldn't recommend using fresh juice as boiling the juice would destroy all the vitamin C. An alternative is to use fresh fruit pieces. Boil the water and the agar agar, then at the last minute, stir in the fruit pieces and immediately pour into the moulds.
I bought these silicone moulds in Hong Kong a few months ago. I always have a niggling phobia about using the regular plastic moulds given that we're pouring boiling hot mixture into them.
After conversion, it cost rm$7 each. Not sure if it's cheaper here as I haven't seen any around. Cute aren't they? Love the details on them, especially the indentations.
|This is how the little jellies came out|
|These are from the big regular plastic moulds in the next photo|